AVG Helps Consumers Navigate Ultra-Connected, Multi-Device Future

      AVG Helps Consumers Navigate Ultra-Connected, Multi-Device Future

AVG 2014 products deliver increased peace-of-mind, performance and choice to
consumers worldwide

PR Newswire

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2013

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies
N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and
optimization to 155 million active users, today launched its 2014 product
portfolio. Spanning all the most popular operating systems and devices, the
comprehensive line-up is designed to help consumers and business owners
secure, simplify and keep control of their digital lives.

As well as adding new features and functionality to its core security
products, AVG also reveals its new AVG PrivacyFix™ application, which makes it
easy for customers to manage their online privacy settings across a broad
range of social media services as well as every day websites. AVG Premium
Security 2014 has also been updated to allow customers to secure their PCs and
Android™ smartphones and tablets with a single purchase, emphasizing AVG's
ability to offer complete protection and valuable performance enhancements
across multiple devices and platforms.

"Few people could have predicted the extent of the Internet's huge impact on
our lives, or that around 2.5 billion of us now use it. Over the next five
years, we'll be joined online by another 2.5 billion people who will access
the web using an increasingly broad array of devices and services," said Gary
Kovacs, CEO, AVG Technologies. "This staggering growth promises great
innovations and benefits. It also makes us question what personal information
and insights we are prepared to give away in return for this connected
citizenship. AVG's 2014 product range is designed to give our customers
choice, control and confidence to be themselves when online."

A recent AVG survey of nearly 5,000 people across eight countries revealed
that 59 percent of people use at least three Internet-connected devices at
home, and that we also use an average of three different operating systems in
our daily lives. With so many devices to manage and interfaces to understand,
it's perhaps little surprise people are routinely struggling to sync their
media and data efficiently, or to keep their gadgets working at optimum level
– nearly a quarter (24 percent) of the people we asked encounter device
malfunctions on a weekly basis. The top three most common issues are programs
or apps crashing (38 percent), slow-running devices (36 percent) and devices
freezing (25 percent).

The survey also reported that 26 percent of respondents spend over an hour
every week duplicating email management across their devices. In addition,
over half (51 percent) said they use a different operating system for work
devices compared to those they have at home. This variety is far from being a
conscious decision; respondents appeared to prefer the simplicity of using
just one operating system, with only 15 percent favoring the use of multiple
operating systems.

"Our research shows that today's ultra-connected world isn't always as
seamless, efficient or reliable as we might hope as we navigate via multiple
devices and platforms," said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, Chief Technology Officer, AVG
Technologies. "It's our mission at AVG to simplify technology to help people
stay safe online, keep personal data private, and get the maximum enjoyment
and performance from their devices. We've built on the strong foundations of
our 2013 products by adding extra privacy, protection and performance
features, streamlining user interfaces and delivering a true multi-device,
multi-platform solution to our increasingly mobile and connected customers."

There are seven key products in the 2014 range:

  oAVG AntiVirus FREE 2014: the new version of AVG's award-winning free
    solution includes the brand new File Shredder feature to help keep
    sensitive data private. Provides peace of mind by detecting and removing
    viruses and protecting users while searching, browsing, social networking
    and emailing.
  oAVG AntiVirus 2014: includes File Shredder and also Data Safe, which
    encrypts and securely stores valuable files on a virtual disk on your PC.
    This is advanced protection for people who don't shop or bank online, but
    still want to search, surf, email and download safely.
  oAVG Internet Security 2014: ultimate protection for anyone who wants
    complete peace-of-mind online. Extended Data Safe functionality offers
    multiple secure virtual drives, while smart performance technology helps
    you play games and stream video without lags caused by scheduled updates
    and scans.
  oAVG Premium Security 2014: not just for your PC, this is the very best in
    protection, privacy and performance, updated for 2014 to cover multiple
    Android™ devices by including Premium Mobile Security and Premium Tablet
    Security. This bundle also features proactive identity protection through
    AVG Identity Alert, while AVG Quick Tune helps your PC to restore peak
    performance.
  oAVG PC TuneUp® 2014: monitors and automatically maintains your PC to
    ensure trouble-free operation, with less crashing and increased speed,
    disk space and battery life. Based on customer requests and research,
    there are improvements across the board to the most popular features, a
    much improved UI, and new capabilities to clean up your hard drive and
    further extend battery life: Duplicate Finder, Disk Cleaner, Browser
    Cleaner and Flight Mode.
  oAVG PrivacyFix™ puts control of your personal online privacy back in your
    hands. Available on your PC, mobile and tablet, it allows you to check,
    manage and personalize your privacy settings across popular sites such as
    Facebook®, Google®, LinkedIn®, as well as overall tracking across websites
    in general, all from one easy-to-use central control panel.
  oAVG AntiVirus PRO v3.3 for Android™ is the latest version of AVG's
    market-leading application for Android smartphones and tablets. It helps
    to protect your devices by combating viruses and malware so you can
    download media and apps, and browse the web with confidence. The advanced
    anti-theft features also help you to find your device if it's lost or
    stolen.

All these products are now available for download from www.avg.com.

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About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)
AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience,
providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to-use
software and online services put users in control of their Internet
experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a
trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual
protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 155 million active
users as of June 30, 2013 and offers a product portfolio that targets the
consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC
performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection
and family safety software. www.avg.com

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SOURCE AVG Technologies

Website: http://www.avg.com
Contact: US, Katie Han, Waggener Edstrom for AVG, khan@waggeneredstrom.com,
+00 1 (212) 551 4807, or UK, Samantha Woodman, Waggener Edstrom for AVG,
swoodman@waggeneredstrom.com, + 44 (0)20 7632 3840
 
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